09/14/14 8:13am

Bellies & Babies is a fantastic consignment shop located in the Del Ray area of Alexandria on Mount Vernon Avenue. For more information about the store, click this link.

09/14/14 8:00am

For our Sunday Brunch links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

UPDATE: Severance link fixed.


09/14/14 7:41am

VA Gadsden license plate

I have seen more and more and more of these around our city of Alexandria, Virginia which is surprising given how residents vote for Democrats who love more and more government. You can order yours online at this link. If you’d like to learn the history of the Gadsden Flag, you can find that at this link.


Virginia’s special ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ license plate featuring the Gadsden flag has exploded in popularity since its introduction. It has quickly overtaken many other specialty license plates in the Old Dominion, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

The rattlesnake has overtaken Jamestown, wildlife, and God.

It left clean-fuel vehicles in its dust and is coming next for Virginia’s lighthouses. Autumn likely will fall soon afterward, along with the commonwealth’s great seal.

Virginia’s ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate – yellow and bearing the popular rallying cry for limited government – is quickly climbing the ranks of special tags in the state.

Read more at this link.


09/13/14 10:53am

Sometimes it is easy to forget how much the area you live in has to offer. The Washington DC area is famous for its monuments and politics, but did you know it also has a rich musical scene, complete with talented local bands?

Continuing the tradition of showcasing local music with the #MusicSaturday hashtag, here’s local group Kate Moran Band performing ‘Fight’. They’ll be @ today’s multicultural festival in Arlandria.

You can find out more information about the Kate Moran Band at this link.


09/13/14 9:40am

Weeks ago, I re-introduced the Saturday palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on Red Brick Town. During the week, I post things going on in the neighborhood, about road closures, and news/events happening in the Alexandria, Virginia community. So I thought maybe one post during the week could just be for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, here’s one of televisions greatest moments – Whitney Houston singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl during the Persian Gulf War.


US flags flying on 100 block of North Payne Street in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

09/13/14 9:24am

Having seen quite a few videos about apartments in the eight (8) years of this blog, this one from The Alric is one of the best. You can find The Alric on Facebook at this link. Find out how you can receive up to 1.5 months free rent and/or receive a FREE $500 amenity fee. For more information about leasing, click this link. The Alric is located at 731 Seaton Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Alric is now leasing in Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia